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AI and IoT: Tech’s New BFFs
Commentary  |  6/22/2018
Enterprise interest in the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are coming together, with AI helping the IoT do its job.
Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
News  |  6/20/2018
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
The Right Fit: Choosing an AI Strategy
News  |  6/19/2018
Dun & Bradstreet is transforming its own internal AI and analytics operations, even as it helps customers with their analytics and machine learning transformations.
Self-taught Kaggle Champ: Engineering to Data Science to AI
News  |  6/15/2018
You don't need a degree in data science to become a top professional in the field. Here's how one Kaggle data science champion taught himself. Now Gilberto Titericz is moving from Airbnb to AI startup Ople.
5 Free Online Machine Learning Courses
Slideshows  |  6/12/2018
Demand for machine learning professionals is growing faster than for any other job. If you are looking to gain the skills needed for that next stage in your career, check out our short list of free online machine learning courses.
What the Evolving Icebox Says About the Role for IT
Commentary  |  6/11/2018
IT is no longer just about keeping the lights on. These days organizations are relying on IT to help deliver a competitive edge through digitization.
Why AI is So Brilliant and So Stupid
Commentary  |  6/11/2018
For all of the promise that artificial intelligence represents, a successful AI initiative still requires all of the right pieces to come together.
How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement
Commentary  |  6/11/2018
Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause.
Are Biometrics Good or Bad for Digital Security?
Commentary  |  6/8/2018
Good arguments can be made for use of biometrics in security, but the technology does have is flaws.
Traditional ERP Falls into the Arms of Cloud
News  |  6/7/2018
SAP and Oracle have been talking about the cloud for years, but it's no small task to move huge installed bases of on-premises software. New cloud moves show a new momentum.
Overstock Accelerates with Big Data Platform
News  |  6/6/2018
Overstock is one of the granddaddies of Internet commerce with 20 years worth of customer data to support its marketing analytics. Here's how it increased the speed of models and analysis by 5x.
Why Quantum Computing Should Be on Your Radar Now
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Boston Consulting Group and Forrester are advising clients to get smart about quantum computing and start experimenting now so they can separate hype from reality.
The Regulation Cycle: Putting GDPR in Context
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Just as regulations were needed for the auto industry to mature, regulations like GDPR help data-driven marketing to grow up.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
Data Science on a Budget: Audubon's Advanced Analytics
News  |  5/30/2018
Over 100 years of crowdsourced data and machine learning help Audubon predict climate change's effect on where birds will live in the future. Here's how a tiny team of data scientists makes a big impact.
A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
Commentary  |  5/29/2018
A key to your success with AI is building out an infrastructure that will support today's apps but also the workloads and data volumes of the future.
Artificial Intelligence: Job Killer or Creator?
Commentary  |  5/28/2018
It is clear that artificial intelligence will cause disruption in the workplace, but will it actually lead to mass job losses and discontent?
9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors
Slideshows  |  5/25/2018
Disruption causes quantum shifts in industries and societal behavior by digitizing the analog, upending economic models and otherwise challenging the status quo. The disruptors differently and act differently than the incumbents. Let's look at how.
GDPR and the End of the World
Commentary  |  5/25/2018
Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning
News  |  5/24/2018
Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
GSK Updates Analytics Platform for Faster Drug Development
News  |  5/21/2018
GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.
How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
More business processes and highly-specialized tasks are being targeted for automation with the goal of making people and companies more efficient. If you haven't considered how intelligent automation will affect your career and your company, and even if you have, following are some points to consider that may help you navigate the issue.
When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
Commentary  |  5/18/2018
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
5 Traits Organizations Need to Get Value from Machine Learning
News  |  5/18/2018
A new report identifies the traits of organizations that are getting value -- higher revenues and profits -- due to their machine learning initiatives. Does your enterprise have what it takes?
IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
News  |  5/16/2018
Spearheaded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the StormSense project combines IoT sensors, cloud systems, predictive analytics modeling, and data visualization mapping to predict flooding impacts and deliver warnings to residents in the Virginia Beach area.
5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A company's effort to comply with GDPR don't end on May 25. The work is ongoing, tied to a recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.
Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A takeaway from an Interop ITX panel discussion: Data isn't a commodity to work with, but is a vehicle for unifying IT and the business at large.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
How C-Suite Leaders Can Best Implement AI
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
C-suite executives can't sit back and wait for the IT team to build out an enterprise strategy for artificial intelligence. Those execs have to get involved right from the start.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
Nextiva Director of Engineering Cathryn Valladares explains to InformationWeek's Lenny Liebmann how companies can improve customer engagement and reduce costs by applying machine learning to interactions across all their touch-points.
MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics
News  |  5/9/2018
The Computer Age fueled the ever-accelerating pace of innovation, but as the Digital Age matures, there are plenty of discussions about tech ethics, especially in light of AI. Emerging tech leaders are more likely to include ethics as an integral part of innovation, according to MIT's first humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Here's why.
Conversational AI’s Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Commentary  |  5/7/2018
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
Interop ITX: Experts Weigh in on Jobs, Skills of the Future
News  |  5/7/2018
What skills will be needed in your data and analytics job in 5 or 10 years? A panel of experts tackled that question at Interop ITX. Here's what they said.
The Future is About the Business, Not the Technology
News  |  5/3/2018
There has been plenty of change throughout the evolution of information technology. Now it's time for the corporate world to catch up and reshape how they do business and serve their customers.
Data, DevOps, and the Rest of the Business
News  |  5/3/2018
Data makes DevOps work, and DevOps offers a lesson in how the rest of the business can make the best use of data.
Interop ITX: Machine Learning Newbies Need Realistic Goals
News  |  5/2/2018
When your organization gets set for its first run at machine learning, it needs two things -- a realistic vision of what it wants to accomplish and a census of the material or data it has.
At Interop ITX: Everyone Into the AI Pool
News  |  5/2/2018
AI and machine learning experts highlight how there is a place for many types of corporate and tech roles in an AI initiative.
Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat
Commentary  |  5/2/2018
Being able to trust an autonomous system goes beyond ensuring that data is accurate; it also calls for understanding the origins of that data.
Giving the IoT the Power to Pay Attention on Our Behalf
Commentary  |  5/1/2018
Research by neuroscientists promises to make attentional mechanisms a core feature of artificial general intelligence, and thus help to make the IoT so much more than commonly thought.
AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be
News  |  4/30/2018
Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts had to say during a Congressional hearing about just how AI will impact tomorrow's workforce.
Transparency Reshaping the Risk Management Landscape
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
New technologies give consumers and investors informed insights into a company's reputation.
How to Spin Up an AI Flywheel with Data
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
Gather as much data as you can about your customers, optimize metrics to address business questions, and build out your AI-based applications.
Top IT Priority: Cloud. AI, Not So Much
News  |  4/26/2018
IT organizations are focused on the cloud right now with automation and big data analytics also ranking pretty high on their to-do lists. AI, machine learning, and blockchain are down very low on the list of priorities.
AI Challenge: Achieving Artificial Empathy
Commentary  |  4/25/2018
As AI is woven deeper into different types of software and business processes, the success of it, particularly from customer experience and personalization standpoints, depends on its ability to recognize emotion and act accordingly. Will machines be able to achieve artificial empathy? Have they already? Following are some of the challenges and opportunities.
10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning
Slideshows  |  4/23/2018
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
AI: You Can't Test New Ideas with Old Data
News  |  4/20/2018
How can you apply machine learning and AI to predict the success of a new idea? Will that old data you have work? Here's a different approach.
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